In this International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) video, Brajendra Mishra, Kenneth G. Merriam Professor of Mechanical Engineering at WPI and director of the Center for Resource Recovery & Recycling and the Metal Processing Institute, explains why lean manufacturing makes sound economic sense. Lean manufacturing, which is the concept of using less labor, energy, materials and […]
Sean Kelly, a PhD Candidate at the Center for Resource Recovery and Recycling, was recently recognized by Advanced Manufacturing as a 30 Under 30 Future Leader of Manufacturing for his work increasing recycling yields. An excerpt of Kelly’s profile appears below. While an undergraduate student at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Sean Kelly worked at Saint-Gobain’s refractory […]
Worcester Polytechnic Institute’s Metal Processing Institute (MPI) is the largest industry-university alliance in North America. MPI conducts research in four research centers in the areas of metal casting (at the Advanced Casting Research Center, or ACRC), heat treating (at the Center for Heat Treating Excellence, or CHTE), resource recovery and recycling (at the Center for […]
The Kalenian Award competition came to a close on November fifteenth at the Venture Forum. Paul Kalenian spoke about the excellent innovation ecosystem at WPI and announced this year’s winners. There were 19 teams competing this year. Two teams split the $20,000 prize evenly. Kinetic Batteries: Aaron Birt, Ali Valamanesh (Diran Apelian) Autonomous Aircraft: Nicholas […]
Manufacturing Engineering recognizes 30 individuals under the age of 30 who are making a difference in manufacturing and STEM fields. Our own CR3 research assistant Aaron Birt is profiled.
The US Council on Competitiveness, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, and QuesTek Innovations LLC, led the gathering to forumlate policy recommendations for a future Council report and strategic agenda to be delivered to the next presidential administration. Leaders from national laboratories, universities and industry CEOs discussed four cross-cutting pillars to frame a productive and invigorating discussion: […]
Brajendra Mishra, Associate Director of the Metal Processing Institute at WPI, received the prestigious Kenneth Andrew Roe Award from the American Association of Engineering Societies on April 18, 2016 at the National Academy of Sciences in Washington, DC. The award recognizes Mishra’s effective role in promoting unity among the engineering societies.
The National Academy of Engineering (NAE) announced that WPI is being recognized with one of the most prestigious awards in engineering education – the 2016 Bernard M. Gordon Prize for Innovation in Engineering and Technology Education. NAE bestowed this $500,000 prize to WPI for its project-based engineering curriculum developing leadership, innovative problem solving, interdisciplinary collaboration […]
The United States Advanced Battery Consortium LLC (USABC), a collaborative organization of FCA US LLC, Ford Motor Company, and General Motors, has awarded a $1 million contract to a research team, directed by Yan Wang, at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) to support further development and scale-up of a novel process for recycling lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries […]